logo
CLOSED MONDAYS

Armlet

Object Number:29-93-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Owo-Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Culture Area: Owo-Yoruba
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Height: 13 cm
Width: 10.8 cm
Depth: 9.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of George Byron Gordon, 1927
Other Number:757 - Other Number
125 - Other Number

Description

Ivory. Double; inner cylinder locked with outer by raised carving.

Yoruba ivory armlet. Double ivory armlets, carved from a single section of elephant tusk, are part of the ceremonial costume of chiefs.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990) View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
Iyare: Splendor and Tension in Benin\'s Palace Theater (01 Nov 2008 - 01 Mar 2009) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 64View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret B., and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2.. The University Museum Bulletin. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 65View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, Henry U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar".. The Museum Journal. Vol. XIII, No.2 (June). pg. 105-168 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 142, 143, 145View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. pg. 252 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 195View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org